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Nursery

13.07.2020

Reading Challenge

 Please continue to share and read books together throughout the holidays, see if your child/children can identify letter sounds within words and sound them out. Please ask them to turn the pages themselves and ask them to give detailed information about things they see in the pictures.

For children who are beginning to read three letter words, can they identify what word it is in the book. 

Please read your child's favourite book with them and ask them questions on the book afterwards.

Please continue to talk about the summer season and how we need to keep safe during hot weather.

 

Mrs Madden's Phonic Challenge

Please ensure that you continue to work with your child/children throughout the holidays on the information given below:

Please continue to revise all phase two sounds

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/T-L-015-Phase-2-Sound-Mat

Continue to practise writing letter formation in correspondence to letter sounds, for example show your child the letter "S" now ask them to write that letter sound down and so on.

For children that can write three letter words, please use all the letter sounds on the phase 2 sound mat and say your own three letter word then ask your child to write that word down.

Please continue to practise tricky words once your child is being consistent with knowing their letter sounds.

Phase 2 tricky words are: I, no, go, to, the, into. (practice spelling and reading these words over and over) they are called tricky words as they are not phonetic.

Please continue to use Discovery Espresso and watch the video's linked to the letter sounds that your child is revising.

If your child struggles to write their name please continue to work with them on this during the holidays.

 

Mrs Crowther's Phonic Challenge

Please introduce the letter sound "Z"

Practise writing the letter sound "Z" and find words that have the letter "Z" in them.

Practise writing three letter words with the letter sound "Z" in them for example; 

Zip, zig, zag, zap, zoo.

For the children that would like to practise writing a simple sentence;

The zoo is big.

A fat zip.

I can zap.

Please do not worry if your child seems to struggle with finger spaces and capital letters, it takes lots of practise and patience. As long as they are hearing most of the sounds that you are giving to them and they can write the corresponding letter sound down, they are doing a fantastic job!!

Please continue to work on all of the above during the holidays revising both phase 2 and the letters we have started on phase 3 such as j, v, x, y, z. 

Please continue to revise the tricky words in phase 2: I, no, go, to, the, into and try to use them in simple sentences as well as continue to  practise reading them.

Please continue to watch the phonic sound video's on "Discovery espresso" as well as playing the blending and segmenting games.

 

Maths Challenge

Please continue to practise saying numbers up to 20. 

Ask your child to count out items to 10, when they have completed that task confidently, ask them to count out various amounts up to 20.

Please revise all 2D shapes: circle, square, triangle, hexagon, pentagon, oval and rectangle.

Please continue to look at 3D shapes: Sphere, cube, cuboid, pyramid , cone and triangular prism.

Practice recognising numbers to 10 initially then 20 when placed out of order.

Practise writing numbers 0-10 then 10-20.

 

Finally, just to say a big thank you for your continued support throughout your child/children's time in Nursery we have really missed you all and we are really looking forward to seeing you all again in September. Please continue to stay safe and keep smiling!!

 

06.07.2020

Reading Challenge

Please watch the video underneath to listen to this week's story.

Please continue to read and share stories with your child/children.

Writing Challenge

 Please talk to your child about the non-fiction story and the four seasons that we have. Ask them to tell you what they remember about each season.

Can they draw or paint a picture about the season of summer?

Can they tell you a simple sentence about the season of summer, then you write that sentence down for them, where they will then trace over the letter sounds or write the letter sounds underneath. 

Can they draw a sun safety poster?

Mrs Madden's Phonics Challenge

Please continue to revise all phase two sounds

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/T-L-015-Phase-2-Sound-Mat

Continue to practise writing letter formation in correspondence to letter sounds, for example show your child the letter "S" now ask them to write that letter sound down and so on.

For children that can write three letter words, please use all the letter sounds on the phase 2 sound mat and say your own three letter word then ask your child to write that word down.

Please continue to practise tricky words once your child is being consistent with knowing their letter sounds.

Phase 2 tricky words are: I, no, go, to, the, into. (practice spelling and reading these words over and over) they are called tricky words as they are not phonetic.

Discovery espresso:Username: student30918 password: lepton  (for both links below)

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item82459/grade1/module61932/index.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=tricky%20words

Mrs Crowther's Phonics Challenge

Please introduce the letter sound "x"

Practise writing the letter sound "x" and find words that have the letter "x" in them.

Practise writing three letter words with the letter sound "x" in them for example; 

fox, box, six.

For the children that would like to practise writing a simple sentence;

I am six.

A big fox.

A red box..

Please do not worry if your child seems to struggle with finger spaces and capital letters, it takes lots of practise and patience. As long as they are hearing most of the sounds that you are giving to them and they can write the corresponding letter sound down, they are doing a fantastic job!!

Discovery espresso:Username: student30918 password: lepton  (for both links below)

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item80762/gradef/module61932/index.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=phonics%20x%20sound

 

Please take care and stay safe.

 

29.06.2020

Reading Challenge

Please read the story of "Superworm" by Julia Donaldson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jnk3XApKBg

Please continue to read and share books together.

 

Mrs Madden's Phonics Challenge

Please continue to revise all phase two sounds

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/T-L-015-Phase-2-Sound-Mat

Continue to practise writing letter formation in correspondence to letter sounds, for example show your child the letter "S" now ask them to write that letter sound down and so on.

For children that can write three letter words, please use all the letter sounds on the phase 2 sound mat and say your own three letter word then ask your child to write that word down.

Please introduce tricky words once your child is being consistent with knowing their letter sounds.

Phase 2 tricky words are: I, no, go, to, the, into. (practice spelling and reading these words over and over) they are called tricky words as they are not phonetic.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item82459/gradef/module61932/index.html?source=search-all-all-all-Videos&source-keywords=phonics%20phase%202%20game

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_word_machine/videos/video_start_word.html?source=search-all-F-all-Videos&source-keywords=phonics%20blending%20and%20segmenting

Discovery espresso username and passwords for both links are: student 30918 and lepton

 

Mrs Crowthers Phonics Challenge

Please introduce the letter sound "W"

Practise writing the letter sound "W" and find words that begin with that sound such as yogurt, yard, you, yummy,and yawn.

Practise writing three and four letter words beginning with the letter sound "W" for example; 

win, wig, web, wet.

For the children that would like to practise writing a simple sentence;

I can win.

A big web. 

I am wet.

Please do not worry if your child seems to struggle with finger spaces and capital letters, it takes lots of practise and patience. As long as they are hearing most of the sounds that you are giving to them and they can write the corresponding letter sound down, they are doing a fantastic job!!

Discovery espresso:Username: student30918 password: lepton  (for both links below)

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item80764/gradef/module61932/index.html

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item804542/gradef/module61932/index.html

 

Maths Challenge

Please continue to verbally count to 20.

Please watch the video below for your maths activity.

Take care and keep smiling.

Nursery

22.06.2020

Reading Challenge

Please read the book of "SUPERTATO Run Veggies Run."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIeAHK-5m6E

Please continue to read and share books with your child.

 

Mrs Madden's Phonics Challenge

Please revise all phase two sounds

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/T-L-015-Phase-2-Sound-Mat

Continue to practise writing letter formation in correspondence to letter sounds, for example show your child the letter "S" now ask them to write that letter sound down and so on.

For children that can write three letter words, please use all the letter sounds on the phase 2 sound mat and say your own three letter word then ask your child to write that word down.

Please introduce tricky words once your child is being consistent with knowing their letter sounds.

Phase 2 tricky words are: I, no, go, to, the, into. (practice spelling and reading these words over and over) they are called tricky words as they are not phonetic.

March20 password home. Click on phase 2 and any of the letter sounds shown.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/pick-a-picture

Click on phase 2.

 

Mrs Crowther's Phonics Challenge

Please introduce the letter sound "Y"

Practise writing the letter sound "Y" and find words that begin with that sound such as yogurt, yard, you, yummy,and yawn.

Practise writing three and four letter words beginning with the letter sound "Y" for example; 

yes, yet, yell and yard.

For the children that would like to practise writing a simple sentence;

I can yell.

In the yard. 

It is yummy.

Please do not worry if your child seems to struggle with finger spaces and capital letters, it takes lots of practise and patience. As long as they are hearing most of the sounds that you are giving to them and they can write the corresponding letter sound down, they are doing a fantastic job!!

March20 password home.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/pick-a-picture

click on phase 3.

Writing Challenge

Please read the book "SUPERTATO" then ask your child to tell you something about the story that they can remember, please write that sentence down and ask them to trace over the letters or write the letters down independently underneath asking them to recall any of the letter sounds that they can remember.

 

 

15.06.2020

Reading Challenge

Please read the story of "Superhero Dad" 

Please click on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5twE6OmfhxU

Please continue to share and read books with your child/children

Mrs Madden's Phonics Challenge

Please revise all phase two sounds

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/T-L-015-Phase-2-Sound-Mat

Continue to practise writing letter formation in correspondence to letter sounds, for example show your child the letter "S" now ask them to write that letter sound down and so on.

For children that can write three letter words, please use all the letter sounds on the phase 2 sound mat and say your own three letter word then ask your child to write that word down.

Please practise playing the game "Picnic on Pluto" by clicking on the link below.

March20 password home. Click on phase 2 and any of the letter sounds shown.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto

Click on phase 2 and any of the letter sounds shown.

Mrs Crowthers Phonics Challenge

Please introduce the letter sound "V"

Practise writing the letter sound "V" and find words that begin with that sound.

Practise writing three letter words beginning with the letter sound "V" for example; 

vet and van.

For the children that would like to practise writing a simple sentence;

A red van.

A big vet.

 

Please do not worry if your child seems to struggle with finger spaces and capital letters, it takes lots of practise and patience. As long as they are hearing most of the sounds that you are giving to them and they can write the corresponding letter sound down, they are doing a fantastic job!!

March20 password home.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/dragons-den

click on phase 3 "V" sound.

 

Maths Challenge

Continue to count up to number 20.

Practise writing numbers from 0-20.

Please watch video below on heavier and lighter. 

Please take care and keep smiling.

 

08.06.2020

Reading Challenge

Please watch the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk"

click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB7UGF4YZqA

Please talk to your child about the story and ask them questions.

Continue to share and read books with your child/children.

Mrs Madden's Phonics Challenge

Please introduce the letter sound "ss" and watch the video by clicking on the link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKm8WQHqYiQ

Please practise saying the words that have the "ss"at the end.

For the children that would like to have a try at writing words with "ss" at the end, please practise writing the following:

class, dress, and grass.

Please continue to practice all previous sounds covered which are, s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f. ff, l. ll.

Please practise playing the game "Picnic on Pluto" by clicking on the link below.

March20 password home.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto

 

Mrs Crowthers Phonics Group

Can your child write a simple sentence independently using phase 2 sounds for example:

A red bat.

The big bed.

I am hot.

Please do not worry if your child seems to struggle with finger spaces and capital letters, it takes lots of practise and patience. As long as they are hearing most of the sounds that you are giving to them and they can write the corresponding letter sound down, they are doing a fantastic job!!

We will now begin to learn phase 3 letter sounds. 

Please practice the letter sound "j" and think of words that begin with that letter sound. 

Please practice writing three letter words beginning with the "J" sound for example: 

jam, jar and jet.

March20 password home.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/dragons-den

click on phase 3 "j" sound.

 

The Writing Challenge

Please watch the video below.

Please look after yourselves and each other.

07.06.2020

Reading Challenge

Please watch the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk"

click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB7UGF4YZqA

Please talk to your child about the story and ask them questions.

Continue to share and read books with your child/children.

Mrs Madden's Phonics Challenge

Please introduce the letter sound "ss" and watch the video by clicking on the link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKm8WQHqYiQ

Please practise saying the words that have the "ss"at the end.

For the children that would like to have a try at writing words with "ss" at the end, please practise writing the following:

class, dress, and grass.

Please continue to practice all previous sounds covered which are, s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f. ff, l. ll.

Please practise playing the game "Picnic on Pluto" by clicking on the link below.

March20 password home.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto

 

Mrs Crowthers Phonics Group

Can your child write a simple sentence independently using phase 2 sounds for example:

A red bat.

The big bed.

I am hot.

Please do not worry if your child seems to struggle with finger spaces and capital letters, it takes lots of practise and patience. As long as they are hearing most of the sounds that you are giving to them and they can write the corresponding letter sound down, they are doing a fantastic job!!

We will now begin to learn phase 3 letter sounds. 

Please practice the letter sound "j" and think of words that begin with that letter sound. 

Please practice writing three letter words beginning with the "J" sound for example: 

jam, jar and jet.

March20 password home.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/dragons-den

click on phase 3 "j" sound.

 01.06.2020

Reading Challenge

Please watch the story of "The  Very Hungry Caterpillar"

https://www.google.com/search?q=youtube+the+very+hungry+caterpillar&rlz=1C1GCEU_en-GBGB833GB833&oq=utubethe+very&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l7.8980j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Please talk to your child about the story and ask them questions.

Mrs Madden's Phonics Challenge

Please introduce the letter sound "ll" and watch the video by clicking on the link below.

Login details for Discovery espresso username: student30918  password: lepton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGWn7nkOoMc

Please practise saying the words that have the "ll"at the end.

For the children that would like to have a try at writing three letter words, please practise writing the following:

fill, till, pull, bell.

Please continue to practice all previous sounds covered which are, s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f. ff, l.

Please click on the link below and play Dragons Den/ phase 2

March20 password home.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den

 

Mrs Crowthers Phonic's Group

Revise the sounds on the link below:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/T-L-015-Phase-2-Sound-Mat

Please continue to practise spellings: I,  no,  go, the, to, into, 

Can your child write a simple sentence independently using phase 2 sounds for example:

The big bat.

The sad cat.

I am a man.

Please do not worry if your child seems to struggle with finger spaces and capital letters, it takes lots of practise and patience. As long as they are hearing most of the sounds that you are giving to them and they can write the corresponding letter sound down, they are doing a fantastic job!!

Please click on the link below and play the game flashcard challenge/ phase 2. 

March20 password home.

 https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/flashcards-time-challenge

 

Maths Challenge

Please watch the video on repeating patterns.

Please continue counting up to 20 

Take care and keep smiling.

25.05.2020

Reading Challenge

Please read and share the book "Everybody Worries" by Jon Burgerman

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/29765.html

Please talk to your child about the book.

Please continue to read a range of books with your child/children.

 

Mrs Madden's Phonics Challenge

Please introduce the letter sound "l" and watch the video by clicking on the link below.

Login details for Discovery espresso username: student30918  password: lepton

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item80818/grade1/module61932/index.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=phonics%20l%20sound

Please practise saying the words that have the "l"at the beginning of a word.

For the children that would like to have a try at writing three letter words, please practise writing the following:

leg, lad, lid, let.

Please continue to practice all previous sounds covered which are, s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f. ff

Please recap on rhyme and watch the video below.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_word_machine/videos/video_rhyme_time.html?source=search-all-F-all-all&source-keywords=rhyme

 

Mr's Crowther's Phonics Challenge

Revise the sounds on the link below:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/T-L-015-Phase-2-Sound-Mat

Please continue to practise spellings: I,  no,  go, the, to, into, 

Can your child write a simple sentence independently using phase 2 sounds for example:

I am big.

I am fit.

The sad man.

Please do not worry if your child seems to struggle with finger spaces and capital letters, it takes lots of practise and patience. As long as they are hearing most of the sounds that you are giving to them and they can write the corresponding letter sound down, they are doing a fantastic job!!

Please recap on rhyme and watch the video below.

Login details for Discovery espresso username: student30918  password: lepton

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_word_machine/videos/video_rhyme_time.html?source=search-all-F-all-all&source-keywords=rhyme

 

Writing Challenge

Please watch the video below and complete the writing challenge.

 

Please click on the link below and watch the short video explaining  the range of feelings that we all experience.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item1166037/gradef/module1162916/index.html?source=search-all-F-all-Videos&source-keywords=feelings

Keep smiling and take care.

 

 

18.05.2020

Reading Challenge

Please read the book "The Toy's Party" Oxford reading Tree

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1436.html

Please continue to share and read books with your child/children.

 

Mrs Madden's Phonics Challenge

Please introduce the letter sound "ff" explain to the children that these letter sounds can be found in the middle or the end of a word. Please watch the video by clicking on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I8kL-U9k_k

Please practise saying the words that have the "ff" sound in the middle or at the end of a word. 

For the children that would like to have a try at writing three and four letter words please practise the following:

Off, huff, puff, iff, and cliff.

Please continue to practice all previous sounds covered which are, s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f.

Enjoy playing Phonics games of choice in phase 2.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#  

 

Mr's Crowthers Phonics Challenge

Revise the sounds on the link below:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/T-L-015-Phase-2-Sound-Mat

Please continue to practise spellings: I,  no,  go, the, to, into, a, an, as, at, it, if, of, off, on, can, dad, had, had, back, and, mum, dad, get, big, his, not,  got, up, put.

Can your child write a simple sentence independently using phase 2 sounds for example:

A red bus.

The big hen. 

Please do not worry if your child seems to struggle with finger spaces and capital letters, it takes lots of practise and patience. As long as they are hearing most of the sounds that you are giving to them and they can write the corresponding letter sound down, they are doing a fantastic job!!

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#  

Click on login, Username: March 20  Password: home

Now click on parents, then interactive resources, then phase 2 and finally choose any game they wish to play.

 

Maths Challenge

This week in maths we are looking at size ordering using the mathematical language of taller and shorter.

Take care and keep smiling!

11.05.2020.

Reading Challenge

Please read the book "Zog" by Julia Donaldson. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZqFqI0MAfU

Continue to share books on:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ Free e-learning books select category 3-4 or 4-5.

 

Mrs Madden's Phonics Challenge

Please introduce the letter sound f,  you can also watch the video with Scrap on Discovery Espresso (link provided below)

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso

Click on espresso, enter login details: Username: student30918   Password: lepton, then click on Discovery espresso again, enter phonics f sound into the search bar then scroll down till you find Scrap's phonics -the f sound. 

Please ask the children to talk about things that begin with the letter f sound.

For the children beginning to write three letter words can they please practise writing words that begin with the letter f sound for example: fun, fit, fog and fan.

Please also continue to revise all previous letter sounds: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#  

Click on login, Username: March 20  Password: home

Now click on parents, then interactive resources then phase 2 and finally choose any game they wish to play.

Mrs Crowther's Phonics Group 

Revise the sounds on the link below:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/T-L-015-Phase-2-Sound-Mat

Please continue to practise spellings: I,  no,  go, the, to, into, a, an, as, at, it, if, of, off, on, can, dad, had, had, back, and, mum, dad, get, big, his, not,  got, up, put.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#  

Click on login, Username: March 20  Password: home

Now click on parents, then interactive resources, then phase 2 and finally choose any game they wish to play.

You could also play a game together where you can make flashcards with letter sounds on, place them all on a table and if they can say the letter sound on the card they get to keep the the card, if not they have to put the card back down and the person with the most cards at the end is the winner.

 

 

Writing Challenge

Please watch the video below for the writing challenge.

04.05.2020

                                                     

Reading Challenge

Please read the book "The Wrong Kind Of Knight" by Julia Donaldson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI_w5UtxfyY

Can your child retell the story back to you? Can they answer questions on the story?

 

Mrs Madden's Phonics Challenge

Please introduce the letter sound b, you can watch the video with Scrap on Discovery Espresso (link provided below) then ask the children to independently think of words that begin with the letter b sound.

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso

Click login then click on Espresso input username: student30918 the password is lepton then click on espresso again, in the search bar input 'phonics letter sound b' and finally click on: Scrap's phonics-letter b sound.

Please practise writing the letter b, you can do this with variable resources such as chalk, paint, crayons or a pencil. 

For the children who are beginning to write three letter words, please continue to write words beginning with the letter b for example: bin, big, bus and bat.

Please continue to revise all previous letter sounds: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h,

 

Mrs Crowther's Phonics Challenge

Revise the sounds on the link below:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/T-L-015-Phase-2-Sound-Mat

Spellings: I,  no,  go, the, to, into, a, an, as, at, it, if, of, off, on, can, dad, had, had, back, and, mum, dad, get,  big, his,  not,  got,  up, put.

You could also make flashcards with letters on, mix them up, ask the children to say which phoneme (letter sound) they see in response to the phoneme.

 

Maths Challenge

Please continue practising counting out items around the house and then write down the corresponding number up to number 20.

Please see video below to learn about capacity:

Click on link below:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/   Type in capacity-Learning through sand and water.

Finally below are some websites for parents which you may find helpful for your child/children whilst at home:

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

There are lots of free e-learning books for your child/children that you can read and share with them.

Mrs Madden's phonics group can share books in the 3-4 year old category, you can move up to the next category if you feel your child needs needs more challenge.

Mrs Crowther's phonics group can share books in the 4-5 year old category.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/   Free for parents at the moment whilst home school learning.

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso 

A resource that is used in school that your child will be familiar with, it has educational video's and activities that they can interact with.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/  (Early Years)

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#  (click on phase 2)

 

Hope you all find this information helpful!

Please take care and stay safe.